Gotham Hall Wedding

Kathryn and Chas' wedding had two ceremonies!  With both ceremonies and dinner taking place in the same room at Gotham Hall, it took a team of the best creative professionals to execute it all so smoothly and beautifully.  Coming from very different backgrounds, it was important to the couple to pay proper tribute to their Indian and Chinese cultures and religions.  We started the day with their Hindu ceremony.  By Yena Designs created a striking gold chiffon mandap with bright pops of orange dahlia and magenta phalaenopsis orchids draped elegantly from the corners.  The aisle was artfully decorated with petals inspired by rangoli designs.  The bride was so happy when she saw the room, she shed a tear!  With the conclusion of the first ceremony, guests were ushered upstairs for coffee, tea and dessert, as the room was changed for the Catholic ceremony.  The floral palette was a clean white with a few subtle touches of pink.  To honour Kathryn's grandmother, Yena placed a few pale pink lilies, her favourite flower, into her bouquet.

One of my favourite personal touches was the Indian rangoli vine surrounding the Chinese "double happiness" character.  Both elements were used separately on the invitation suite, but on the wedding day they were combined and used on the menus.  I loved the symbolism of bringing both families together that day.  Guests dined under the grand dome at tables dripping with orchids from Yena.  With romantic draping from Dazian and dramatic lighting from Bentley Meeker, the room was breathtaking!  They partied the night away to the incredible sounds of the Blaire Reinhard Band.  I am so proud of how everything came together for Kathryn and Chas that day and could not have done it without the amazing team involved!  

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Photography: Brian Hatton Photography / Event Planning and Design: Ang Weddings and Events / Floral and Event Design: By Yena Designs / Venue: Gotham Hall / Catering: Thomas Preti / Band: Blaire Reinhard Band | Draping: Dazian / Lighting: Bentley Meeker / Audio and Staging: Eastern Stage Productions / String Quartet: Sun Nectar / Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty / Hindu Ceremony Chairs: Mandap Design / Invitations: Kate’s Paperie / Gown: Monique Lhuillier via Kleinfeld Bridal / Bridesmaid Dress: Donna Morgan

Central Park Boathouse Wedding

Pam and Paul were married on crisp fall day in New York.  Coming into the planning process, she was not sure exactly how she wanted it to look, but she did know she wanted it to be timeless and elegant.  This was a classic wedding with details that will never go out of style.  Pam's gorgeous ball gown from Dennis Basso with the lace sleeves and sweet belt cinching her waist was breathtaking.  She got ready at the Plaza Hotel which gave Sue Kessler from Christian Oth Studio beautiful portrait opportunities both in the hotel and in Central Park.  

For their save the dates, they had an artist hand draw a black and white map of Manhattan with details of their wedding locations and a few landmarks.  The traditional invitation was hand calligraphed and engraved in midnight blue with gilded beveled edges.  The envelope liner and belly band cut from gilded silk screen Japanese paper added a fun pop of colour and personality to the suite.  Pam loved the Japanese paper so much, it was also brought through to the wedding day items in the programme liner, table number borders and menu belly bands.  

As guests entered the Central Park Boathouse, we had a jazz quartet from Elan Artists playing some of Pam and Paul's favourite jazz standards.  One of the bridesmaids even joined in and sang "At Last".  During the dinner reception, the Blaire Reinhard Band played such a great set that we had to invite guests to be seated for their courses multiple times as they didn't want to leave the dance floor!  Pam sang in college.  During dinner with some college friends she sang a cappella "To Make You Feel My Love" to her husband.   It was such a tender moment.  For their favours, we did cute little pies in a jar from Tiny Pies in Texas, which is where Paul is from.  These were displayed at each place setting, with alternating flavours of sweet Texas pecan pie and apple pie.  Those together with a floral and lace detailed cake from Nine Cakes were the perfect ending to a sweet celebration.  

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Photography: Sue Kessler of Christian Oth Studio / Event Planning: Ang Weddings And Events / Florist: Lenox Hill Florist / Gown: Dennis Basso via Kleinfeld Bridal / Cake: Nine Cakes  / Ceremony Venue: Church Of Our Saviour / Reception Venue: Central Park Boathouse / Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier / Hair: Liam Carey / Calligraphy: Mo Seder Via Union Street Papery / Lighting: Stortz Lighting/ Band: Blaire Reinhard Band / Favors: Tiny Pies / Invitation: Bell'Invito Via Union Street Papery / Jazz Quartet: Elan Artists / Makeup: Lindsey Jones / Save The Date: Vera Wang Via Union Street Papery  / Wedding Day Paperie: William Arthur Via Union Street Papery

Harvard Club Wedding on Carats and Cake

Another one of our weddings on Carats & Cake!  Maggie and Steve's sweet wedding at the Harvard Club of New York.  The beautiful rich fall colours captured with impeccable style by Moss & Isaac.

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Photography by Moss & Isaac

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Harvard Club Wedding on Merci New York

I am so happy to see Maggie and Steve's wedding on the ever stylish blog Merci New York.  Maggie looked so radiant in her lace tiered Rivini gown, and Steve just as dapper in his tuxedo.  They made for an adorable couple, with their sweet eyes for each other captured by the talented Leigh Anna from Moss & Isaac.  Read more about the little details of their red and orange fall wedding at the Harvard Club on Merci.  Enjoy!

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Photography by Moss & Isaac

More of their wedding on our blog here.

Harvard Club Wedding

Romance was abundant at this wedding at the Harvard Club of New York City.  When I first met Maggie and Steve, it was just so sweet how they looked at each other and gave each other tender touches.  Pull on your heart strings kind of stuff.Honouring the memory of Maggie's Father was one of the first things we had discussed while planning.  A blue embroidered patch with her Father's college football number was sewn into her lace Rivini gown.  Maggie's Mother, siblings and Steve all carried embroidered handkerchief's with the same number.  Her Father's class ring was tied onto her bridal bouquet.  After the wedding, she placed her dried bouquet at his grave.

As guests entered the Harvard Club, they were greeted by a stunning escort card arrangement by Blush Designs, with towering branches, calla lilies, roses, orchids and hydrangea arranged in a clean contemporary style.  I am of the theory that you can never have too many candles, and the way the mass of pillar candles glowed throughout their ceremony in the Harvard Hall was magical.  Instead of a traditional ring pillow, the rings were held in a hollowed out book with a heart indentation and a magnetic closure.  The book they used was "Elements of Style", a book that both their Fathers loved and resided on both Maggie and Steve's bookshelves at work.

The Harvard Club is a grand venue with soaring ceilings, lots of dark wood and ornate chandeliers. Maggie wanted floral decor that would compliment the space with a contemporary and elegant feel.  Blush Designs created rich red and orange arrangements in wide conical vases that almost made it look like the flowers were floating off the tables.  These were surrounded by red floating candles in pedestal vases that brought such a romantic and warm glow to the room.  The energetic sounds of the Groove Society had the dance floor packed (and me tapping my foot) the entire night.

Maggie grew up in Pittsburgh where the cookie table at weddings is a must have tradition.  We offered the Pittsburgh smiley cookie from Eat'n Park and the New York black and white from Glaser's Bakery.  A great snack for guests on the way to the after party. Thank you to Moss & Isaac for sharing these images of their lovely fall new york wedding.

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Venue: Harvard Club of New York City / Photography: Moss & Isaac / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Floral Design: Blush Designs / Band: Groove Society via Element Music / Makeup: Lindsey Jones / Hair for Bride: Vincent Potter / Hair for Bridesmaids: The Beauty Collective / Rabbi: Rabbi Renee Feller / Gown: Rivini via Mark Ingram Atelier / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Bridesmaids: J Crew / Invitations and Wedding Day Paperie: Postscript Brooklyn / Cookies: Eat'n Park and Glaser's Bake Shop

Harold Pratt House Wedding

Classic, sophisticated, New York, are words that come to mind when I think back on this wedding.  Allison and Brian wanted to create a celebration that would be timeless and they chose the perfect Manhattan venue for this.  The Harold Pratt House, an elegant townhouse on the upper east side built in 1919-1920.  Housing a gorgeous marble staircase, tall ceilings and antique chandeliers.  They hung one of their framed engagement pictures in the hallway near the entrance.  It was almost like you were inviting your closest family and friends to a celebration at your home (if you were so lucky to live in a place like that!)For their winter wedding we used a palette of crisp white, rich gold, romantic burgundy and touches of blush and lavender.  Rountree Flowers created two tablescapes, one with towering white quince branches, and another with low lush arrangements of roses, lisianthus, garden roses and stock.  Mercury glass pillar candles of varying heights covered the tables, and uplighting along the drapery surrounding the room created a warm glow.

A few months into planning this wedding, I found out I was expecting and would not be able to manage the wedding the day of, as I was due right about the same time.  A big thank you to Allison and Brian for being such understanding clients and so supportive through my pregnancy.  A huge thank you to my dear friend Lauren from Loli Events, who took over for me the month prior to the wedding day, and made it such a wonderful day for them both.  After all that planning, I was very sad that I could not be there the day of, but these images from Brian Dorsey and video from Kiss the Bride Films were the next best thing.  I almost felt like I was there!

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Photography: Brian Dorsey Studios | Videography: Kiss the Bride Films | Event Planning and Design: Ang Weddings and Events | Location: The Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall | Floral Designer: Rountree Flowers | Band: Rhythm Collective via Elan Artists | String Trio: Elan Artists | Catering: Feast and Fetes | Hair and Makeup: Julien Farel Salon | Lighting: Glen Goldman Productions | Draping: Gio Draping Events | Cake: Nine Cakes | Invitation: Rosebrook Meyer | Wedding day paperie: Make Merry | Rentals:Party Rental Ltd | Gown: Ines Di Santo via Bergdorf Goodman | Favours: Burdick Chocolates | Groom’s Ice Cream Cake: Sundaes and Cones